The John W. Anderson Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry $1,000 for its “Meat” the Need program. These funds will be used to assist Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in paying processing fees for approximately 750 pounds of donated meat in Lake & Porter Counties, which will then be distributed to area hunger relief agencies – providing over 3,000 meals to residents in need.
Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry facilitates the donation and processing of large game and livestock through its “Meat” the Need program. Hunters and farmers wishing to donate should contact a participating meat processor in their area and take the large game or livestock in for processing. There is no charge to donors. The butcher will process, package, and freeze the meat. Local hunger relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community in which it was donated, where funding is available. To date, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry have 90 participating meat processors working in 85 counties in Indiana. The organization will be working with Humanitarian Distribution Center, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, and local meat processors, to ensure Lake & Porter County residents and hunger relief agencies have access to this nutritious meat.
Their goal is to provide nutritious meat to hunger relief agencies within Indiana building stronger, healthier communities by helping to meet the basic needs within each community, getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. The aim is to improve the general health of individuals/families in need by helping to provide them with this nutritious source of protein for a healthier, more balanced diet –getting them back on track to hunger-free, independent living. In the last five years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute over 620,000 pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing almost 2.5 million meals to Hoosiers in need.
For more information on the Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry program, its services and to find participating meat processors in your area, or to find out how you can help, visit www.HoosiersFeedingtheHungry.org.